Beyond the ‘snail’s pace’ analogy, which refers the mollusk’s characteristically slow pace, the Slow Food insignia of the snail also indicates top wineries across Italy. That’s because the Slow Food organization has also developed the Slow Wine Guide – equivalent to the Slow Food Guide, but for wine – celebrating its 10th anniversary this year!  As...

In a time of uncertainty, Marco's Pizza President Tony Libardi provides an open letter to consumers with information and reassurance that they can count on Marco's Pizza in providing access to meals amid COVID-19: As a people-first, service-oriented business, we remain open for delivery and carryout to serve our mission of making a positive differe...

While you can’t travel to Italy now because of the coronavinus crisis, you may want to bring some of the country’s indelible flavors into your kitchen. Master the how-to’s of its scrumptious cuisine with online cooking videos featuring some of the world's most celebrated chefs—a selection is included below. (The videos are free, with the exception...

While it’s extra critical you stay inside during this insane pandemic, it’s equally critical to support the dying restaurant business at the same time. Luckily, your favorite Italian eateries are stepping up in major ways to offer you the silkiest pastas, most mouth-watering pizzas, and loads of cook-at-home options to keep your Italian bellies ful...

She’s written nine cookbooks, starred in eight TV shows, and opened three restaurants. It’s no surprise that under kitchen quarantine, Giada De Laurentiis knows what to do next. This week, she launched “Giada’s Pantry Recipe Central,” a new effort to share practical recipe ideas and meal planning tips with those figuring out what to cook at home. A...

In hopes of helping local restaurants survive during this pandemic, as a part of a new TAPinto East Orange/Orange series, we will be featuring local restaurants open for takeout during the COVID-19 pandemic. First up is Bella Italia Ristorante in Orange, NJ.   Affectionately called “Bella” by customers, this delicious restaurant is a long time stap...

When restaurateur Paul Shaked and noted chef Adam Leonti teamed up to open Sofia’s Panificio e Vino in Little Italy, the world looked very different. At the time, the neighborhood was bustling with tourists, sidewalk diners, and to-go boxes from nearby Lombardi’s Pizza. It seemed like the perfect place to open Sofia’s, a revamped version of Sofia’s...

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to ravage their country, Italians are coming together in unprecedented ways, hanging inspiring posters, singing from their balconies, and taking time each night to applaud health care workers on the front lines. How are they managing to stay so positive in the face of the pandemic? Roman food tour operator Sophie...

Maggiano’s Little Italy, a national restaurant chain specializing in Italian-American cuisine, is aiming to open its second Massachusetts eatery at the former spot of the American Girl store in the Natick Mall. Memphis, Tennessee-based Brookfield Properties Inc., which owns the mall, is listed as the owner on an application filed last month with th...

In search of a new favorite Italian spot? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Austin, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture when cravings strike. 1. Red Ash Topping the list is Red Ash. Located at 303 Colorado St. downtown Austin, the upscal...